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Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Will explore the limitations of this 1973 law and how the House Rules process could reform it to work more effectively in the modern Congress

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
Legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
Urges passage to crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

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Announcements

Mar 12, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 1868To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1620Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021
  • H.J. Res. 17Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
  • H.R. 6American Dream and Promise Act of 2021
  • H.R. 1603Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.

  • Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.

Mar 9, 2021 Announcement

March 9, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1620 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 15 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 117-3, showing the text of H.R. 1620, as introduced, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should also check with the Congressional Budget Office for a preliminary assessment of their amendments’ budgetary effects. Finally, Members should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact Rose Laughlin of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Mar 9, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.

  • Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.

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